Port of Ostend

Land Transport and Travel To and From Port Ostend
(Ostend, West Vlaanderen, Belgium)

Ostend is connected to the rest of Europe by an extensive network of roads, and fast, reliable and efficient bus and rail services.

The majority of the roads in Belgium are of excellent quality and distances between major places aren't too far.

Travel by Bus and Shuttles

De Lijn is Belgium's Public Bus Company. The company runs buses to a number of destinations throughout Belgium. The company provides efficient and reliable services. The dial-a-bus service is a service for travelers who find themselves not within walking distance of the existing bus route. You can take a bus to the existing regional routes and to neighbouring dial-a-bus services. It is cheap and very practical. For information, tel: +32 70/220.200.

Car Hire and Road Travel

Ostend is connected to the A10-E40 motorway, which is directly linked to the network of motorways in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. Belgian motorways are well maintained and in excellent condition. Due to the compact size of the country, major cities and town can all easily be reached by car.

There are limited car hire companies represented in Ostend. It is advisable to book your car hire online in advance to your arrival as it offers the best rates and guarantees you securing the car of your choice.

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Trains and Rail Travel

The railway station in Ostend has a central location close to Fishermen's Quay, the promenade and the shopping area. From Ostend Station trains depart to domestic and international destinations. The ultra-modern Thalys train will take you in one hour, 30 minutes to Paris in France and in two hours to Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Car Parking

The port of Ostend offers both short-term and long-term parking spaces, with a modest charge that is payable upon exit. Long term booking should be arranged online for better rates and availability.

Travel by Taxis

Taxis are not always available from the port but you can book one from a Taxibond Oostense by calling: +32 5933 3441. This is a respected company witch is in service for over two decades. Travelling long distances by taxi is not recommended as the fares are quite expensive. It is advisable to use the public transport system if your destination is far away from Ostend.

Ostend Port

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